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Shellfish Growing Area SE-6 is located in the southeastern part of New Jersey; southwest of the city of Avalon and northwest of the city of Wildwood in Cape May County. The waters of this shellfish growing area are bordered to the north by Avalon Boulevard (Route 601), to the west by the Garden State Parkway in Middle Township, to the south by Wildwood Boulevard (Route 47), and to the east by the municipalities of Avalon, Stone Harbor, North Wildwood, West Wildwood, and Wildwood. The principal bodies of water in this area are Great Sound, Jenkins Sound, Grassy Sound, Richardson Sound, and the Hereford Inlet. This area also includes Gull Island Thorofare, Cresse Thorofare, Scotch Bonnet Creek, Nicols Channel, Dung Thorofare, Drum Thorofare, Jenkins Channel, Great Channel, Grassy Sound Channel, Old Turtle Thorofare, and Taugh Creek. The approximate size of this shellfish growing area is 7,083.4 acres of shellfish growing waters.

Status: Currently, the shellfish classification for this growing area is Approved, Seasonally Approved (November-April), Seasonally Approved (January-April), Special Restricted, and Prohibited for shellfish harvesting. There are approximately 2,980.7 acres of Approved waters (42.08%), 3,114.5 acres of Seasonally Approved (November-April) waters (43.97%), 0.3 acres of Seasonally Approved (January-April) waters (0.02%), 154.9 acres of Special Restricted waters (2.18%), and 833.3 acres of Prohibited waters (11.76%) in this shellfish growing area.

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